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Effective Action in Quantum Gravity - I. L. Buchbinder

Effective Action in Quantum Gravity

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Published: 1st January 1992
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In part one of Effective Action in Quantum Gravity, the book describes the principles of quantum field theory and the significance of and theory behind effective action. Part two deals with quantum field theory in curved space-time and the effective action. These two parts provide the tools for understanding the rest of the book, which is devoted to selected problems of quantum gravity where the effective action plays a major role. The book assumes only a basic understanding of quantum field theory and general relativity and will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers in theoretical high-energy physics and gravitational theory.

Preface
Elements of Quantum Field Theoryp. 1
The Basic Models of Quantum Field Theoryp. 3
Effective Action in Quantum Field Theoryp. 27
Quantum Field Theory in Curved Space-Time and the Effective Actionp. 97
Renormalization and Renormalization Group Equations in Curved Space-timep. 99
The Renormalization Group Method in Curved Space-time with Torsionp. 149
Renormalization Group Method and Effective Action in Curved Space-timep. 171
Unique Effective Action in Quantum Field Theoryp. 205
Effective Action of Composite Fields in Curved Space-timep. 217
Selected Problems of Quantum Gravityp. 245
Higher-derivative Quantum Gravityp. 247
Asymptotically Free Models of Grand Unification with Quantum R[superscript 2] Gravityp. 307
Effective Action in Multidimensional Quantum Gravityp. 333
Quantum Properties of Torus Compactified Membranesp. 373
Referencesp. 395
Indexp. 411
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ISBN: 9780750301220
ISBN-10: 0750301228
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 1st January 1992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1